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Employment

SALES POSITION

Position available for a full or part-time salesperson to assist the St. Louis Times with sales growth of industry's #1 Seniors' Resource Guide. Prior sales experience a plus, interest in "doing some good for older adults" a must. Please email resume to John Rothbarth.  John Rothbarth, john@stlouistimes.com, St. Louis Times, www.stlouistimes.com

 

CNA/HOME-CARE AIDES

Senior Services Plus is seeking to hire experienced and reliable Home Care Aides and CNAs to work in the North/ South/West County areas of our St. Louis office. This in-home service provides qualified aides to assist senior citizens. Aides are responsible for assisting in following the client's written plan of care; light housekeeping to include dusting, mopping, vacuuming, washing dishes, keeping the bathroom clean; helping clients clear clutter that may have accumulated, changing bed linens, laundry; monitoring client's health and environmental changes and report to the CCP Supervisor as required; plan and prepare nutritious meals including special diets; provide necessary receipts and documentation for shopping transactions; provide personal care, bathing, shampooing, skin care, nail care, etc. Submit resume with cover letter online at www.seniorservicesplus.org or call 314-394-1780.

Angie Valentine, avalentine@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 314-394-1780, www.seniorservicesplus.org

 

FT HOSPICE SOCIAL WORKER

Position open for full-time Social Worker. MSW required. Contact Crossroads Hospice if interested.

Mary Flanagan, mary.flanagan@crossroadshospice.com, Crossroads Hospice, 636-735-2000, www.crossroadshospice.com

 

FULL & PART-TIME ATTENDANTS

Garden Place is looking for a part-time night attendant for our Columbia, IL location. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who enjoys working with seniors, is a self-starter who is organized and can multi-task. You need to be able to work both as a team and independently. The position may lead to full-time if desired. Our attendant team is responsible for: assisting with personal hygiene, including bathing, dressing and toileting; answering resident's call lights; providing resident assistance with walking, exercising, activities, and medication reminders; serving and collecting plates in our dining room at meal time; answering phones, directing visitors and delivering messages to residents and staff; escorting residents to appointments. Must be able to respond to emergencies which could include CPR, falls, bleeding, and seizures. Candidate must be able to work holidays and weekends. For our full-time positions, we offer various benefit options including sick pay and vacation time. Garden Place is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply in person at any one of our facilities or send your resume to brian.schneider@gpliving.com

Brian Schneider, brian.schneider@gpliving.com, Garden Place Senior Living, 618-939-5978, www.gpliving.com

 

PART-TIME VAN DRIVER

St. Elizabeth Adult Day Care Center seeks driver for a wheel chair van. Split shift 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Must have a  Class E license, be able to pass MoDOT physical and be agile enough to secure wheel chairs in vehicle. In compliance with the requirements of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services we must check the Employment Disqualification List and criminal back ground. Knowledge of South St. Louis City/County streets helpful. To apply, please call 314-772-5107.

Sister John Antonio, sjamiller@seadcc.org, St. Elizabeth Adult Day Care Center, 314-772-5107, www.seadcc.org

 

HOME IMPROVEMENT SALES REPS
Immediate openings available for experienced or qualified non-experienced sales reps for established home improvement company. Company generates leads and provides product training. Company benefits offered include 401k, health, dental, and life insurance. Email resumes to nbrazee@thv.com.

Nancy Brazee, nbrazee@thv.com, True Home Value, 314-739-1111, www.truehomevalue.com

BETHESDA JOB FAIR 

Bethesda Job Fair Thursday, February 26th, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00 pm. We are looking for the following professionals to join our team on the evening and night shifts. -Certified Nurse Assistants -LPN/RN -Nursing Supervisors (RN) -Nurse Manager (RN) Bethesda offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including paid time off, Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, Life/Disability insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, and 403(b). Bethesda Dilworth 9645 Big Bend Blvd. Kirkwood, MO 63122 Human Resources Building.

Mary Mason, mbmason@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group, 314-446-2192, www.bethesdahealth.jobs

 

NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT CAMBRIDGE ADC

Cambridge Adult Day Center- St. Charles is pleased to welcome Teresa C. Stamey, MT-BC , as our new Program Director. Ms. Stamey is a board certified Music Therapist and comes to Cambridge with over 21 years of experience as a highly skilled and compassionate professional in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties. She has extensive experience working in geriatrics as well as varying populations including working with adults and seniors with special needs, dementia, Alzheimer's, hospice, TBI, mental illness, developmental disabilities and varying chronic illnesses. Teresa's skills and abilities will benefit all Cambridge Adult Day Center participants, families, and staff through building quality programming and positive relationships which in turn build trusting relationships and heighten the desire to learn and improve. Come Visit Teresa and her staff on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at an Open House to welcome her to Cambridge Adult Day Center, 2061 Exchange Drive, St. Charles MO 63303. Please RSVP to Carolyn at 636-757-3672. Carolyn Dowd, cpd@cambridgeadc.com, Cambridge Adult Day Center, 636-757-3672, www.cambridgead.com

 

NEW ADMISSIONS LIAISON AT GIETNER

Delicia T. Stephens joins Gietner Skilled Care & Rehab Center, 5000 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111, as full-time Admissions Liaison. Gietner currently has Medicare, Medicaid and private pay beds available. Ms. Stephens invites you to stop by, follow-up with facility or contact her directly at 314-749-6108 for referrals, tours and opportunities for organization meetings. 

Delicia Stephens, admissions@gietnerskilledcare.com, Gietner Skilled Care & Rehabilitation Center, 314-752-0000, 

www.gietnerskilledcare.com
Awards & Recognition

MOUNTAINTOP AWARD PRESENTED TO PHOTOJOURNALIST

A Call to Conscience reacquaints our community with the African American citizens who have made significant contributions to the history, life, and culture of St. Louis by presenting "Unsung Voices of Black St. Louis," directed by Fannie Belle Lebby. Produced and written by Linda Jo Smith, Fannie Belle Lebby, and LaVelle Wilkins-Chinn, the production features Peggy Calvin, Thomasina Clarke, Joseph George, Dennis Lebby, Jason Little, Melva Moore, Linda M. Nance, Nate Nguepsi, Moses Weathers, Vida Weekley and a special appearance by Bernie Hayes. Photojournalist Wiley Price will be the first to be honored with the Mountaintop Award for his photographic contributions to the history, life and culture of St. Louis.

Linda Smith, theljaysmith2@gmail.com, A Call to Conscience, Inc., 314-436-4949, www.acalltoconscience.org

 

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE

The 2015 Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults is newly offered to anyone within the St. Louis Metro region who has made outstanding contributions in service to older adults. Contributions through practice, education, advocacy, or research will all be considered. Nomination letters will be accepted through March 6, 2015. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit  http://publichealth.wustl.edu/news/newsroom/Pages/Friedman-Award-2015.aspx.

Stephanie  Herbers, sherbers@wustl.edu, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at Washington University, 314-747-9234, www.publichealth.wustl.edu/aging

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE 

We are proud to recognize the hard work that went into researching and developing an excellent PowerPoint presentation produced by Diane Quitmeyer of BrightStar Care at Victorian Gardens on December 16, 2014 about Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefits. She was accompanied by Attorney Mark Easley with Elder and Estate Law Firm located in Webster Groves. The 45-minute interactive presentation to approximately 50 guests made up of residents of Victorian Gardens and local community members, also included a chef-prepared luncheon and tour of the facility. Congratulations Diane and Mark on assisting seniors with understanding the VA benefit of Aid and Attendance.

Judy  Erslon, judy.erslon@brightstarcare.com, BrightStar Care, 314-471-1399, www.brightstarcare.com/central-st-louis-county
Events - Arts & Entertainment

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Lodge Des Peres

The National Organization of Professional Organizers-St. Louis presents "Keep Calm and Ask a Professional Organizer." Two panels will be featured: one consisting of professional organizers and another consisting of organizing related industry members. The public is encouraged to bring all of their questions on any organizing topic, such as kitchens, garages, paper, crafts, closets, downsizing, and chronic disorganization. Held at The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Rd, St. Louis, Missouri 63131. Due to limited space, early registration is encouraged. Admission is $10. Register online at www.napostl.com/keep-calm. Professional organizers help their clients by designing custom organizing systems and processes and by transferring organizing skills. For further information, contact: Lisa Bianco, Director of Marketing NAPO-St. Louis at 636- 485-3964 or lisa@perfectlyorganizedstl.com.

Lisa Gilliam, lisa@sixhourorganizer.com, Six Hour Organizer, 314-578-2914, www.sixhourorganizer.com


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Cambridge ADC
Cambridge Adult Day Center-St. Charles cordially invites area adults, seniors and friends for a free day of food & bingo fun. Play bingo; enjoy live music and a gourmet lunch from Valenti's;  get free blood pressure checks and a tour. Come join us and learn more about programs that enhance health and happiness. Daily activities provide motivation, creative expression, increased self esteem and support friendships. Cambridge is located at 2061 Exchange Drive, St. Charles, MO 63303. Please call Carolyn or Teresa at 636-757-3672 to RSVP; space is limited. Free transportation will be provided.

Carolyn Dowd, cpd@cambridgeadc.com, Cambridge Adult Day Center, 636-757-3672

 

BEGINNING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation is partnering with Lori Jurgiel to offer a Guided Autobiography class starting February 24. This 8 week class will teach participants to write, share and preserve their life stories and experiences. Cost is $80 per person and includes all materials. Call the Maryland Heights Community Center for information and to register at 314-738-2599. Learn more about this great program from Lori's website: http://lifereviewgab.homestead.com/.

Megan Herman, mherman@marylandheights.com, City of Maryland Heights, 314-738-2599, www.marylandheights.com

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26

7:30 p.m. at Concordia Turner

The St. Louis Banjo Club will be performing at Concordia Turner Hall. Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know. This free event is an evening of lively music played on "America's fun instrument- the four-string banjo". Concordia Turner is located at 6432 Gravois, St. Louis, MO 63116. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org.

Don Dempsey, dldempsey@earthlink.net, St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-0188, www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Louis OASIS
Much of the grandeur of the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis was destroyed following the fair, much of it buried. Join us for a look at the findings from a decade of archaeological excavations for materials from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Register by calling 314-862-4859, ext 24. 

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27

7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Ameristar

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) hosts its annual Boogie Ball Gala to fight liver disease. This year the SMASH Band with special guest Tess "The Voice" Boyer will be performing the greatest hits of the '70s disco era. Limited seats are available; tickets are $120 and include admission to the show, an elegant sit-down dinner, live and silent auction, and complimentary premium bar at the Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa, St. Charles, 1 Ameristar Blvd., Saint Charles, MO 63301 http://www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/missouri/events/227/

Kafi Drexel, kdrexel@regancomm.com, Regan Communications Group/American Liver Foundation, 212-710-0322, www.liverfoundation.org 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

10:00 a.m. at the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium in The Missouri History Museum

The Silver Stages Series: Performances by Mature St. Louisans for Mature St. Louisans. The St. Louis Strutters feature fast tapping precision dance routines with a rich history of skill and dedication. Fashioned from the early 1900s to Jazz to Broadway, this high-kicking chorus line performs rhythm tap dances with style and glamour. Free admission. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., performance runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Missouri Historical Society at Lindell & DeBaliviere in Forest Park. 

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity And Its Muse, 314-420-1444, maturityanditsmuse.org

 

MARCH 5 - APRIL 23

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis OASIS

Folk Song Sing-A-Long. Each week, learn about and sing different periods of folk music. Folk music has been passed down through generations from families and villages, across the sea, on the radio, through books, classrooms, pubs, coffee shops and the internet. Come and join the living tradition with this fun class that will explore old and new folk songs. Bring an instrument or just bring yourself. All levels are welcome. Eight week session begins Thursday, March 5. Fee: $65 for 8 sessions. Register by calling 314-862-4859, ext 24.

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Louis OASIS

Two of the most distinguished African-American artists of their centuries, Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) and Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) both enjoyed successful careers and achieved international acclaim. Frequently inspired by Biblical narrative, Tanner painted in a style often associated with American Impressionism. Lawrence's paintings portray the lives and struggles of African-Americans in an abstract, colorful style. Explore the lives, work and legacy of these two important painters. Fee: $15. Register by calling 314-862-4859, ext 24. 

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 17 & 24 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. Louis OASIS

Women in the Founding Era Explore the life and roles of women in the last half of the 18th century. We will analyze life patterns and roles played by women during the American Revolution and the founding of the new government. Learn about the "Founding Mothers" beside the men we call "Founding Fathers." Fee: $24; Sessions: 2 Register today! 314.862.4859, ext 24 Presented by St. Louis OASIS.

Christopher Brown, cbrown314@sbcglobal.net, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl 
Events - Support & Counseling

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Spencer Road Library, St. Peters

Daybreak, a one-day retreat, offered at no charge, provides an opportunity to meet the unique needs of couples grieving the death of a son or daughter. Held at the Spencer Road Library Community Commons in St. Peters, Missouri, breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided. Daybreak gives couples a chance to reconnect and communicate with each other, gain a greater understanding of different grieving styles and find a community of others who have experienced similar tragedy. Couples can also learn new coping tools and remember and honor their children together. Grief counselors will provide education about the difference in how men and women grieve, while allowing couples to explore their own grief processes. For more information call 314-953-1676, or email griefsupport@bjc.org or visit www.bjchospice.org.

Cara Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC HealthCare, 314-273-0759, www.bjchomecare.org

 

ONGOING SUNDAYS

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Creve Coeur Counseling

Creve Coeur Community Counseling & The National MS Society, Gateway Area Chapter Presents: Multiple Sclerosis Pyscho-Educational Support Group.. Discussion and educational topics to include: Receiving Diagnosis and Navigation of the Medical System. * Processing Your Fear of the Unknown. * Managing Your Energy with Healthy Lifestyle Changes. * Managing Family and Work Relationships. * Learning How to Find Meaning in Life and Live With Purpose. Cost for all eight sessions is $30 per person; scholarships available, applications required. Creve Coeur Counseling is located at 10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 100S, St. Louis, MO 63132. Please contact Joe Applebaum at Creve Coeur Community Counseling, 314-991-0100 ext 716 for more information and to register. 

Suzanne Carron, suzanne.carron@nmss.org, National MS Society, 314-446-4169, www.gatewaymssociety.org

 

ONGOING TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

BJC Hospice offers two grief support groups for those who have lost a spouse or life partner. Threshold is designed for those who are still in the workforce or care for children and meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in University City. Portals is designed for spouses or partners who are no longer working and meets the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in St. Peters, MO. For more information, please contact Sandy Dillon at 314-953-1683.

Sandra Dillon, sandra.dillon@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, (314) 872-55050, www.bjchospice.org

 

ONGOING, SECOND FRIDAYS

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Alton Memorial

Caregivers support group is held at The Center for Senior Renewal on the second Friday of every month at Alton Memorial Hospital. All are welcome. For more information please call 618-463-7895. 

Meredith Parker, map3737@bjc.org, Center for Senior Renewal,

618-463-7895
Aging
A Surgery Standard Under Fire
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‘Holocaust Survivor Band’
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A Year of Aerobics Class
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Continued Questions on Benzodiazepine Use in Older Patients
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Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts
2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
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Category: Health News
Created: 2/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior
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'Mindfulness' May Help Ease Sleep Problems for Seniors
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Golden Anniversaries May Bring an Added Special Glow
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Category: Health News
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Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly
2/17/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly
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Many Americans Face Pain, Depression in Their Final Year
2/3/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
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Category: Health News
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Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says
2/3/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says
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Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret
1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret
Category: Health News
Created: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80
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Title: Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80
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Homebound Neighbors May Need Your Help in Winter
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1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors
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Paul Galvin ends retirement and rejoins Kerry
3/4/2015 8:44:35 AM Big News Network

<br> Three-time All Star Paul Galvin has re-joined the Kerry senior football squad and resumed training. <br>Éamonn Fitzmaurice said that Galvin had trained with the squad on ...  View More...
NJ Public Employees Ready to Hit Gov. Christie with New Pension-Funding Suit
3/4/2015 8:42:18 AM Big News Network

<br>New Jersey public-employee unions, already in court with Gov. Chris Christie's administration over the state pension contribution in the current fiscal year, say they are preparing to ...  View More...
Rebels’ seniors trying to get on roll and keep careers going as long as possible
3/4/2015 8:40:41 AM Big News Network

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Pensioners lose everything in Cape fire
3/4/2015 8:39:19 AM Big News Network

Fran and Jeffrey Collings lost everything when their house in Constantia burnt down after they were forced to evacuate. They did not even have time to get dressed and escaped in their pajamas. Photo: ...  View More...
FDA To Testosterone Makers Stop Wooing Average Aging Guys
3/4/2015 8:37:36 AM Big News Network

<br>Nearly six months after an advisory panel to the Food & Drug Administration voted overwhelmingly in favor of revising the labels on testosterone drugs, the agency has followed through ...  View More...
VATICAN - Pope A society that discards the elderly depository of a people’s wisdom carries a virus of death
3/4/2015 8:34:50 AM Big News Network

"A culture of profit insists on painting the elderly as a burden, a 'dead weight'. It thinks that the elderly don't produce anything and therefore are a burden". "There ...  View More...
Older Australians and women need to be encouraged to work more Intergenerational Report
3/4/2015 8:34:13 AM Big News Network

<br>The Intergenerational Report will suggest unemployed older Australians and women need to be encouraged to get employment, re-enter the workforce, or prolong their ...  View More...
The Price Is Wrong Why It Doesn’t Make Sense For Tinder To Charge People Older Than 29 More
3/4/2015 8:33:30 AM Big News Network

Tinder Plus , a paid version of the app with premium features, some of which are shiny and new and some of which used to be free but, well, nothing gold can stay. For Americans under 30, Tinder Plus ...  View More...
Tutu old Royal Winnipeg Ballet launches fundraising campaign to replace aging costumes
3/4/2015 8:29:34 AM Big News Network

<br>This promotional image shows Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers Sophia Lee and Liang Xing in Swan Lake. The RWB is doing the classic ballet this season and with it has launched a fundraising ...  View More...
Pope Says There’s ‘No Future for the Young’ If Elderly Aren’t Respected
3/4/2015 8:23:08 AM Big News Network

"A society where the elderly are discarded carries within it the virus of death" Pope Francis urged crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday to show respect for the elderly, ...  View More...
Nash hints retirement NBA game hard on body
3/4/2015 8:22:13 AM Big News Network

NBA career is likely over while making an appearance on TSN Radio 1040 on Tuesday. Nash admitted that the wear-and-tear of his body can no longer handle game action."Unfortunately the NBA game ...  View More...
Fashion on the ration 1940s street-style – in pictures
3/4/2015 8:20:23 AM Big News Network

<br>The second world war saw the introduction of rationing, resulting in innovative fashion as clothing had to be recycled and renovated. A major exhibition at the Imperial War museum examines ...  View More...
The Unique Challenges Of Being A Middle-Aged Woman Entrepreneur
3/4/2015 8:18:00 AM Big News Network

<br>In today's entrepreneurship model, women who start companies in their forties to fifties are a fast-growing group. And this invites a whole new set of challenges, because most people ...  View More...
Pope Francis do not discard the elderly
3/4/2015 8:17:49 AM Big News Network

<br> Pope Francis devoted his March 4 general audience to the elderly and obligations toward them. <br>"Where the elderly are not honored, there is no future for the young," he ...  View More...
The top 5 overseas retirement havens for Americans
3/4/2015 8:17:01 AM Big News Network

If you're looking to make your dollars stretch further in your golden years, you might want to consider following the growing number of Americans who have opted to leave home and retire in ...  View More...
With good reason Americans stressed about affording retirement
3/4/2015 8:16:57 AM Big News Network

<br>Americans are anxious about their ability to live out their Golden Years with a measure of financial security. Those fears, unfortunately, are more than justified.With about 10,000 ...  View More...
On the pension fund
3/4/2015 8:12:01 AM Big News Network

<br>The excessively high mandatory contribution rate for employers and employees to the pension fund, which is 40 percent at my company, has become a heavy burden especially for struggling ...  View More...
Death of elderly woman sparks fear of leopard
3/3/2015 11:41:46 PM Big News Network

The headless body of a woman sparked rumours that a leopard had killed her at Uriyurkuppam near Thakkolam on Tuesday. However, officials of the Forest Department, who rushed to the spot, said ...  View More...
Doctor AE like Guantanamo for elderly patients
3/3/2015 11:31:13 PM Big News Network

<br>CONDITIONS in the emergency department of one of the country's most overcrowded hospitals are so bad they are the equivalent of "healthcare Guantanamo," a doctor has ...  View More...
Chancellor offloads Eurostar to Canadian pension funds
3/3/2015 11:24:06 PM Big News Network

<br>The Government has struck a deal to sell its Eurostar stake to a consortium of investors, including the stewards of Canadian pension savings. <br> ...  View More...
Seniors discounts should be scrapped study suggests
3/3/2015 11:22:58 PM Big News Network

Economist Harry Kitchen is the author of a recent study advising cities to get rid of seniors' discounts. (www.transportfutures.ca) Many municipalities in Canada give discounts to seniors based ...  View More...
Kinsmen fundraiser helps seniors hit the road
3/3/2015 11:22:34 PM Big News Network

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21-year-old woman raped by burqa-clad man in Bengaluru
3/3/2015 11:17:58 PM Big News Network

In a shocking incident, a 21-year-old woman was raped last week here by a man who wore burqa to conceal his identity. The culprit was assisted in the crime by another man who too wore a burqa. The ...  View More...
World War II era hand grenade recovered at retirement center
3/3/2015 11:16:50 PM Big News Network

<br> COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - Police in Columbus recovered a World War II hand grenade at a retirement center on Tuesday. <br>Columbus police officers were called to the Four Seasons ...  View More...
Legislators consider plans protections for older Coloradans
3/3/2015 11:12:48 PM Big News Network

Colorado lawmakers will consider a package of bills they say will boost the middle class by supporting and protecting the state's older residents."Our agenda this year is to strengthen the ...  View More...
Tough No-Nonsense Sen. Barbara Milkulski Announces Retirement
3/3/2015 2:46:06 PM Big News Network

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USC’s Jasmine Tosky Announces Untimely Retirement
3/3/2015 2:43:50 PM Big News Network

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Unions say theyll sue Christie again over pension payments
3/3/2015 2:42:16 PM Big News Network

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Marion Bartoli hints at return to tennis 18 months after retirement
3/3/2015 2:35:19 PM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 2:35:12 PM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 2:34:46 PM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 2:33:14 PM Big News Network

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Tax breaks for seniors veterans advance in House
3/3/2015 2:18:17 PM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 1:37:17 PM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 8:53:44 AM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 8:48:47 AM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 8:46:26 AM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 8:43:29 AM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 8:29:33 AM Big News Network

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Apparently Tinder hates old people
3/3/2015 8:19:40 AM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 8:07:34 AM Big News Network

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3/3/2015 4:57:49 AM Big News Network

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Announcements

EUROPEAN MODEL OFFERS BENEFITS

Private Home Care has successfully incorporated a European model of home care whereby one primary caregiver lives in with a client 24/7. Typically, this care professional will spend Monday through Friday with their client while managing virtually all aspects of a personalized care plan. In addition, this individual will provide assistance with ADLs, and attend to all other non-medical needs. On weekends, a secondary caregiver replaces the primary. Our approach creates consistency that is truly unmatched. No more revolving door, with multiple caregivers coming in and out of the home. Learn more about our One Client-One Caregiver Concept. In addition to providing consistency, our goal is to professionalize caregiving. We are happy to provide profiles of our live-in caregivers and their qualifications- they speak for themselves. Lastly, our approach is cost-effective. In addition to live-in care, PHC specializes in full-time care of 30 hours a week or more. We have found that we are able to provide a similar level of consistency when it comes to caregivers for full-time hourly set ups. 

Mario Tukcer, mariotucker@privatehomecarestl.com, Private Home Care, 844-785-2273, www.privatehomecarestl.com

 

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTES TO ALZHEIMER'S ASSN. 

The families, employees, residents and friends of Delmar Gardens Enterprises nursing centers, retirement communities, and home care and hospice agencies recently raised $19,000 to support the programs, services and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association of St. Louis. The company presented the proceeds of its year long Memory Walk efforts to Brenda Stewart, vice president development of the Alzheimer's Association and Justin Jones, walk director. "I'm very proud of the tireless efforts of our staff, residents, and family members to raise these funds for the Alzheimer's Association," said Gabe Grossberg, president and chief executive officer of Delmar Gardens Enterprises. "The Alzheimer's Association plays a very important role in the St. Louis community, and we are pleased to be able to offer our support."

Patti Muich, pmuich@delmargardens.com, The Delmar Gardens Family, 636-733-7000, www.delmargardens.com

 

PRACTICE ADDS SECOND LOCATION

Anita Cohn, MSW, LCSW has added a second office location to her private practice: 745 Craig Rd., Suite 301 B, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. Please watch for open house information.

Anita D. Cohn, dvoramsw@att.net, 314-920-0803, www.anitadcohntherapy.com

 

MULT-LINGUAL CARE AVAILABLE

For limited English, foreign-born seniors who are city of St. Louis residents over the age of 60 and have no access to home and personal care services through MoHealthNet, but need grocery shopping, house cleaning, bathing or other personal care, limited Multilingual Home Care and Personal Care hours are available. Make the call; funds are limited.

Julia Ostropolsky, Julia.ostropolsky@bilingualstl.org, Bi-Lingual In-Home Assistant Services, 314-645-7600, www.bilingualstl.org 

 

NEW CONSUMER SERVICE PROGRAM

Care Solutions In-Home Service LLC has a new program offering. Are you losing hours at work due to caring for a loved one? If so, consider our new Consumer Directed Service (CDS) program to replace that missing income. For more information, please call us at 314-289-9990.

Kasan Hawthorne, kasan.hawthorne@caresolutionsihs.com, Care Solutions In-Home Service LLC, 314-289-9990, www.CareSolutionsIHS.com 
In Search Of...

FREE HOME REPAIR CLIENTS

Rebuilding Together provides free home repairs for low-income homeowners to increase their safety, comfort, and independence. We are currently looking for low-income senior homeowners, individuals with disabilities or military veterans who are in need of home repairs. We accept applications year round and are currently looking for homeowners for our annual Rebuilding Day on May 2, 2015. If you know of someone who meets these criteria, have them contact us at 314-918-9918 x24.

Karen  Katsion, kkatsion@rebuildingtogether-stl.org, Rebuilding Together - St. Louis, 314-918-9918, www.rebuildingtogether-stl.org

 

VOLUNTEERS AND CLINICIANS

Crossroads Hospice is currently looking for RN Case Managers, Certified Nursing Assistants and volunteers for the Fenton, Eureka and Washington, Missouri areas. These positions are a result of expansion and growth in these areas. Crossroads Hospice is based in Chesterfield. Please call Crossroads Hospice at 636-735-2000 if interested, or for more information.

Mary Flanagan, mary.flanagan@crossroadshospice.com, Crossroads Hospice, 636-735-2000, www.crossroadshospice.com

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

The heart of hospice is volunteers. Share yourself. Make a difference. Become a hospice volunteer. Share your passion, time and talent. At Optum Palliative and Hospice Care we are dedicated to compassionate care at the end of life when families need it most. As a valuable part of the Optum team, volunteers provide companionship, caregiver support, pet therapy, bereavement support and more. Contact Karen Riley, Volunteer Coordinator at 636-239-5811 or email her at karen_riley26@optum.com.

Karen Riley, karen_riley26@optum.com, Optum Palliative and Hospice Care, 314-592-3670, www.optum.com

 

EVENT VENDORS

Client Appreciation Day is less than a month away and we are still looking for additional booths and sponsors to benefit our senior clients. We are offering booths for as low as $100. The event will be February 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Viking. We hope to have at least 300 clients attend. Contact Logan at 314-966-8077 for more information.
Logan Eckhardt, Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com, Amen, Gantner & Capriano - Attorneys at Law, Your Estate Matters, L.L.C., 314-966-8077, www.yourestatematters.com
Events - Lectures & Continuing Education
ONGOING IN FEBRUARY

National Safety Council and OSHA Training. Defensive Driving (DDC4) Instructor Development Course: February 9-10. Alive at 25: February 14. Aerial Lift: February 16. OSHA 10-Hour Construction: February 17-18 OSHA 30-Hour Construction: February 17-20. Safety Management Techniques (SMT): February 23-26. Financial Management: February 28. 

Christine Merli, chris.merli@stlsafety.org, Safety Council of Greater St. Louis, 314-621-9200
Events - Health & Wellness

FEBRUARY 17, 18, 19, 24

10:30 a.m. at area Senior Centers

Mid-East Area Agency on Aging will hold the Fiscal Year 2016 Public Hearings on Feb. 17 at Washington Senior Center, Feb. 18 at Bridgeton Senior Center, Feb. 19 at Quad-Cities Senior Center and Feb. 24 at St. Peters Senior Center. The public is invited to participate and provide feedback on the agency's upcoming year's plan for services for seniors in Jefferson, Franklin, St. Louis and St. Charles counties. For directions and additional information, go to www.agingmissouri.org or call 636-207-0847.

Mary Schaefer, mschaefer@mid-eastaaa.org, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, 636-207-0847, www.agingmissouri.org

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

6:00 p.m. at Des Peres Hospital

Joint pain stopping you from enjoying daily activities? If joint pain is taking over your life, you owe it to yourself to find out more about treatment options and surgery techniques. Join us for a free seminar with Dr. Matthew Bradley. Call 1-888-457-5203 to RSVP. 

Simone Valle, simone.valle@tenethealth.com, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

10:00 a.m. at NCJW

OACAP Training Session with Mid-East Area Agency on Aging. OACAP and the MEAAA are joining forces for a new project called "SOS," Senior Outreach & Support. For this project, OACAP will contact homebound older adults by phone, and possibly make a new friend! A training session will be held at the NCJW offices. Please RSVP to Heather, hsilverman@ncjwstl.org or call 314-993-5181 for more information.

Alyssa Shyken, ashyken@ncjwstl.org, National Council of Jewish Women, 314-993-5181, www.ncjwstl.org

 

FEBRUARY 27 TO MARCH 1

At the YMCA Trout Lodge

Women's Wellness is a weekend of entertaining and instructional classes designed to help women grow the health of their mind, body, and spirit. Participants can sign up for a wide variety of classes including Dutch-oven cooking, shotgun basics, yoga, knitting, jewelry making, self-defense, horseback riding, and more. 

Monica Garcia, mmgarcia@ymcastlouis.org, YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood, 314-241-9622, www.ymcaoftheozarks.org

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

7:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at SLU 

Dementia: Causes and Treatment Options, presented by the Department of Internal Medicine Division of Geriatrics and Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter. After participating in this event, attendees will be able to identify current research and treatment options related to dementia, issues related to dementia, including delirium and depression, and to recognize the value of meaningful activities and evidence-based nonpharmacologic intervention strategies relevant for persons with dementia. The target audience for this conference is Physicians, Psychologists, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, PT/OT, and Social Workers.

Kathy Leonard, kleona12@slu.edu, Saint Louis University, Division of Geriatrics, 314-977-8848, https://slu.cloud-cme.com/Ap2.aspx?EID=6254&P=5

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m at Chesterfield Mall

Diane Keefe, Geriatric Care Manager, will share her knowledge and experience at the New Caregiver Tool Kit Workshop in the Gateway to Dreams space outside the lower level of Dillard's at Chesterfield mall. Cost is $47 and all participants will receive the Blueprint for Care book as well as a workbook for collecting the sensitive data needed at end of life. To find out more, visit www.caringforparentstogether.com and click on the webinar button on the right to register.

Diane Keefe, diane@caringforparentstogether.com, Caring for Parents Together, 636-230-2926, www.caringforparentstogether.com

 

MARCH 10 TO APRIL 14

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Luke's

A six-week program on Chronic Disease Self Management will be offered at St. Lukes Hospital, 3rd floor conference room, covering techniques to deal with problems such as fatigue, pain, depression and isolation; appropriate exercises for improving strength and flexibility; nutrition on the new plate method; appropriate use of medication; communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals; and how to evaluate new treatments. Participants who come to at least three meetings will receive the book Living a Healthy Life and an audio relaxation tape. To register, call 314-542-4848 or visit the web site at www.stlukes-stl.com.

Linda Hiette, lhiette@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County Department of Health, 314-615-0506, www.stlukes-stl.com

 

MONDAY, MARCH 16

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at WUSTL

Promoting Health and Longevity through Diet: Metabolic and Molecular Mechanisms. Luigi Fontana, MD, Washington University. Farrell Learning & Teaching Center, Room 214 A/B, Washington University, Medical Campus. CEUs for social work are available to attendees for $10, please bring a check or cash. Visit our website for information on parking validation.

Stephanie  Herbers, CenterforAging@wustl.edu, Washington University, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, 314-747-9234, www.publichealth.wustl.edu/aging

 

MONDAY, MARCH 18

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Senior Services Plus

The Older Adults Health Council and Senior Services Plus are co-sponsoring the "Just for the Health of It" Spring Health Fair, at Senior Services Plus, 2603 North Rodgers Avenue in Alton, Illinois. The health fair will offer 55 vendors from organizations around the Metro East Community. Free health screenings will be available, and door prizes and giveaways offered through individual vendors. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 618-465-3298 ext. 100 or visit www.seniorservicesplus.org

Kimberly Campbell, kcampbell@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298, www.seniorservicesplus.org

 

BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 23

At St. Louis Community College

SLCC Continuing Education is pleased to offer the Caregiving at Home Series, a personal enrichment opportunity for individuals caring for a family member, friend or helping those needing assistance with personal care. Whether you're a family member, a concerned friend, or a community volunteer helping a senior with household tasks, personal and/or health care in the home setting or transportation, this 8-week workshop provides helpful information. Throughout this workshop resources and support for the caregiver will be addressed. While the course is primarily for the nonprofessional caregiver, portions of the course may be very useful to professionals providing care for family or close friends. The 8-week program begins Monday, March 23.  Individuals may come to the entire workshop or select individual sessions. AHCE:701 | Section 650. Fee: $129. Call 314-984-7777 to register.

Timothy Gallo, tgallo@stlcc.edu, St. Louis Community College-Continuing Education, 314-539-5741, www.stlcc.edu/ce

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Power of Play. 4.5 hours CEUs. Conference will address the neuroscience of play and how to put play into work, have more fun in your office, and offer " tools for taboos" when dealing with sex and death in therapy. 

Beth Quick-Andrews, pstl@qabs.com, Psychotherapy Saint Louis, 314-416-2260, www.psychotherapysaintlouis.org

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) will hold its next equipment donation drive on May 2nd. St. Louis HELP accepts tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps. See www.stlhelp.org or call 314-567-4700 for more information.

Liz Cannon, cannonliz@yahoo.com, St. Louis HELP, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at SWIC

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Healthy Living Expo "Head to Toe" event at Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Avenue in Belleville, Illinois. Free admission and free parking with shuttle from parking lot to the door. Free health screenings including cholesterol/glucose finger sticks, bond density, pulse ox, balance assessment, drivers' rehab, blood pressure and heart risk assessment. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to participate as a vendor visit www.AgeSmart.org.

Tamara  Stancil, tstancil@agesmart.org, AgeSmart Community Resources, 618-222-2561, www.agesmart.org

 

AUGUST 17, 18, 19

At the Lodge of the Four Seasons 

"Set Sail for the Future" Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging will host the 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health on August 17 through 19, 2015 at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO. The Show Me Summit on Aging and Health is the premier senior event of the year. Additional details on training and educational presentations can be found at www.ma4web.org.

Catherine Edwards, cedwards@ma4web.org, Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 573-619-6185, www.ma4web.org
Medical
Guidelines suggest blood thinners for more women and seniors
3/4/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
Nearly all women and people over 65 in the U.S. with atrial fibrillation are advised to take blood thinners under new guidelines based on an analysis from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. View More...
Study of human mesenchymal stem cells shows no therapeutic change in older subjects
3/3/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Dr. Joshua Hare, founding director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored a study released in the Journal of The American... View More...
Altering perception of feeding state may promote healthy aging
3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system that sense energy generated by nutrients might yield the beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on healthy aging without the need to alter food... View More...
Leukemia-associated mutations almost inevitable as we age
3/2/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers estimate that 7 in 10 over 90-year-olds have early leukemia cellsIt is almost inevitable that we will develop genetic mutations associated with leukaemia as we age, according to... View More...
More than half of middle-aged adults 'at lifetime risk of chronic kidney disease'
3/2/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
More than 50% of adults currently aged 30-49 and 50-64 are at risk of developing chronic kidney disease at some point in their lives, according to new research. View More...
Novel anti-cancer DNA vaccine may fight aging, chronic inflammation and osteoporosis
2/28/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
An international team of scientists including CureLab Oncology, Inc. (Boston), University of Camerino (Italy), and Boston University have serendipitously discovered a DNA vaccine, which systemically... View More...
New findings show stark inequalities in aging as government encourages us to work longer in the UK
2/28/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Changes in pension and employment policies are making it increasingly necessary for older people in the UK to work beyond the age of 65. View More...
Unexpected outcomes for elderly couples who stop driving
2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Even when 1 spouse is able to drive, both partners are less likely to work or volunteerThe ability to drive can be central to a person's identity and can be an important expression of... View More...
Older people and eating disorders: not 'just a teenager's problem'
2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we take a look at how a sometimes overlooked group are affected by these debilitating diseases. View More...
Older drivers can stay safe for longer, UK
2/26/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older drivers who lack confidence on the road could benefit from a new training plan being developed by researchers at Aston University. View More...
Struggling with daily tasks may be warning sign for heart failure patients
2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that heart failure patients who struggle with everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, are more likely to die or be hospitalized within 3 years. View More...
UF Health research points to potential treatment for macular degeneration, uveitis
2/25/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Inflammation is a major culprit in age-related macular degeneration and some other eye diseases. View More...
Short hospital stays after hip fracture 'may increase risk of death'
2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
For patients admitted to the hospital for hip fracture, those who stay less than 10 days may be at higher risk of death than patients who stay longer, according to new research. View More...
NUS partners with Washington University in setting up Next Age Institute to address complex social issues
2/24/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
The National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has partnered the Washington University in St. View More...
Editorial issues a call to action for end-of-life care of older adults in nursing homes
2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
End-of-life care for nursing home residents has long been associated with poor symptom control and low family satisfaction. View More...
Chicken pox virus may be linked to serious condition, giant cell arteritis, in the elderly
2/20/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study links the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles to a condition that inflames blood vessels on the temples and scalp in the elderly, called giant cell arteritis. View More...
Giving up caregiving associated with increased depression in old age
2/20/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Social isolation, loneliness and giving up caregiving all linked to depression and low quality of life in old ageA new report published by the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK)... View More...
Young people 'have benefited more' from cancer advances
2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Despite advances in cancer care, older people's survival rates did not improve as much as younger people's from 1990 to 2010 in the US. View More...
Ranibizumab reverses vision loss caused by diabetes
2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
USC Eye Institute-led study finds the prescription drug may help reduce cases of blindness by 75 percentRanibizumab, a prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision loss, also... View More...
Every minute of activity may benefit heart health for mobility-limited older adults
2/19/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a new study, researchers found each minute of physical activity may be important for good heart health in older adults with limited mobility. View More...
Tool can help assess cognitive impairment in multicultural populations
2/18/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
The ability to assess cognitive impairment in multicultural older populations will become more important as demographics change worldwide. View More...
BGRF announces in silico method to predict effectiveness of cognitive enhancers
2/18/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
The Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF), a UK-based charity committed to the support of aging research to address the challenges of a rapidly aging population and to reduce the impact of... View More...
Primary care nurse-delivered consultations and pedometer monitoring can increase physical activity in older adults
2/17/2015 11:00:00 AM Aging Research
A primary care nurse-delivered intervention can lead to sustained increases in physical activity (PA) among older adults, according to an article published by Tess Harris of St George's University... View More...
Sex lives pick up after 50 years of marriage
2/17/2015 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers have found that, after an initial decline, sexual frequency for married couples increases after 50 years of being together. View More...
What is successful aging? Gerontologists strive to build consensus
2/17/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Scholars have long debated what successful aging is, how to measure it, and how to promote it. View More...
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